California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff delivered a fundraising pitch on the Chinese-owned TikTok app shortly after Speaker Kevin McCarthy removed him from the House Intelligence Committee.
Schiff posted a video accusing McCarthy of removing him from the committee “for doing my job, for holding Trump accountable and standing up to the extreme MAGA Republicans” before asking for donations.
Schiff served as chair of the House Intelligence Committee from 2019-2023, when Democrats held a majority in the chamber. After winning the speakership, McCarthy removed Schiff and California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell. “I cannot put partisan loyalty ahead of national security,” McCarthy explained in a letter to House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries.